I finished my novel, The Prodigal Hour, earlier. At final count, I had trimmed nearly 15,000 words from the previous draft–the final clocks in at a brisk, crisp 90,000 words.
All of which, I probably don’t need to tell you, are awesome.
(well. That’s the hope, anyway. Ultimately, it’s for you to decide. And heck, you even show up in the book. Because you’re just that rad)
Given that, I’ve begun to submit it for representation. Just a couple of queries so far to a couple of agents I think would be a really good fit for it.
Actually, really, to a couple of agents I think would fall in love with it.
And can I just ask: in this day and age, what’s with any agent who doesn’t accept e-queries (or any editor/publisher, for that matter)?
Come on: it’s 2008.
(wow. 2008. Yaysh)
Anyway, a few queries out. First round.
Wish me luck!
July 14, 2008 at 7:05 pm
Wait for it…
🙂 🙂 🙂
You won’t need it. You’re awesome. The novel’s awesome. Yay.
I agree with the whole e-query thing also. What the Hell? It would be much more cost effective in the long run and would certainly be nicer to the environment. It’s one of my big frustrations with job hunting, too. So many big companies have extremely clumsy application processes. Even Microsoft(!) actually makes you cut and paste your resume and doesn’t have an upload option. WTF? Seriously? Oy.
July 14, 2008 at 8:25 pm
Best of luck!
July 15, 2008 at 12:21 am
Cool. Good luck with that. I hope it all works out. My goal is a novel. Been working up to it for a while.
If you got the time drop by firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think.
July 15, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Woot! Good luck, Will!
July 15, 2008 at 1:06 pm
@everyone: well thenkyavermuch.